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Cloning versus habitat protection in wildlife conservation

Biotechnicians want to use cloning to save endangered species, but they are having only limited success. Critics say that the ...

Scientists cheer death of Prop 37

Scientists, on the whole, are pleased to see Prop 37 fail this week. This blog post from SciAm explains the ...

Call to arms from Grist in wake of Prop 37 loss

Despite the defeat of Prop 37, the food movement is being urged to keep fighting the good fight. Grist, in ...
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Organic versus inorganic: an important distinction, but not for obvious reasons

The distinction between organic and inorganic -- natural versus unnatural -- carries massive cultural, historical, and social freight, as demonstrated ...

Last 500 Ethiopian wolves endangered by lack of genetic diversity

The last wolves in Africa face a difficult road if they are going to survive. Just 500 Ethiopian wolves (Canis ...

Sheep breeders at the “cutting edge” of genetics

Agriculture and animal husbandry have strong ties to the history of genetics -- Darwin, after all, relied heavily on evidence ...

Six-year study of salmon genetics represents “a model of stakeholder participation”

A massive study of salmon genetics undertaken in Alaska over the last six years is notable both for its sheer ...
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Genetics at center of several “battlegrounds” in next 4 years

In the wake of Obama's victory, Wired takes a look at the battles to come in the next four years ...

Mapping the chocolate genome: hope of improved cacao plants

Mark Guiltinan is a professor of plant molecular biology in the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences ...

Despite defeat, Prop 37 proponents will keep fighting

Despite losing the popular vote by six percentage points, the Proposition 37 campaign, which fought to require California labeling of ...

Proposition 37.1: let’s start this conversation

In the shadow of Proposition 37's defeat maybe we can have a real conversation. Angry, uninformed discussion based on fear ...

RIP, food transparency

The death of Proposition 37 should not be surprising. The blame game surely will begin with Wednesday morning quarterbacking, starting ...

Proposition 37 defeated in California

A measure to require labeling of genetically modified foods was defeated Tuesday. Proposition 37 was the second time nationwide that ...

Fungi offer non-GM way to enhance food crops

JOHANNESBURG, 7 November 2012 (IRIN) - As temperatures soar and droughts increase in frequency, scientists around the world are working ...

India: 10-year moratorium on GM crops proposed

Doing business in India is about to get harder for genetically modified seed companies like Monsanto, an article in this ...

Prop 37 — defeat or not — marks food movement coming of age

If Proposition 37, California’s GMO labeling measure, gets voted down today, it will be unfortunate and frustrating for many. But ...

Cloned horses create controversy in thoroughbred industry

There's no horsing around around at Viagen, a company in Austin, Texas that clones living animals, including horses. People are ...

Brazil aims to clone jaguars, maned wolves, other endangered species

Brazilian scientists are attempting to clone animals in danger of extinction, like the jaguar and maned wolf, although the potential ...

Mom: you owe your kids “yes” on 37

My stance, as a mother, is clear: I will do everything in my power to avoid subjecting my baby boy ...
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What does Prop 37 actually say?

Unfortunately, as with any political debate these days, there’s a lot of mud slinging and less than accurate information coming ...

Green movement sees Prop 37 as battle against “Big Food”

The green movement’s worldview today is the same as it was in 1970: Nature is sacred, big business is the ...

Prop 37 to be decided by dollars, not debate

The role of outside money in the fight against Proposition 37 has become a case study of how public policy ...

Biologists urge “no” on 37

A group of eight biology professors from throughout the site asked to weigh in on the state proposition that would ...

GMO prop drops in poll as spending against soars

As food and biotechnology giants spend millions of dollars battling Proposition 37, support for the mandatory genetically modified food measure ...

India: Scientists present joint front on GM crops

Rattled by the possibility of a ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in India, the country’s top scientific organizations are ...

Can genetically engineered foods harm you?

Genetically engineered (GE) foods are in the headlines again. Last month, a controversial French study claimed that a particular strain ...
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Farm workers’ interests neglected in Prop. 37 debate

SALINAS – As an organizer with the United Farm Workers, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing farm workers routinely be excluded ...

Biotechnology could offer “quantum leap” for Nigerian agriculture

An interview with Dr. Abubakar Lawali, a Plant Breeder is with the Department of Crop Science of Faculty of Agriculture, ...